Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring artists' birthdays

 Liza and me in the studio
It's my friend Liza Hirst's birthday today --
one of my first blog artist friends.  It's
so wonderful meeting friends who you
develop a friendship with through this
unique art community.  This picture was
taken when Liza came to visit me in
Toronto in 2012.  It was a truly wonderful

I think Liza, and Laurel Daniel
whose birthday was yesterday, and any
other artists who have birthdays at this
time of year are blessed.  It's the beginning
of spring, it was just The International Day
of Happiness on March 20.  What a
great time of year to be born! By the way
I haven't met Laurel, but I'd really like to --
and I will one day.

Have a celebrating-your-artist-friends day.


Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes! I do love that it "comes with the spring" (just like Wendy in Peter Pan)! ;) I grew up in the cold north of Wisconsin, and my birthday always meant that the green buds would be coming soon!!! Thanks again dear friend! Yes, we will meet one day! Xo

Verna said...

Hi Barbara,

You two look very alike - long blonde hair, happy eyes and smiles, and even your clothing is similar! You seem like sisters. It's a beautiful photo.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

you two look like sisters and I agree about the wonder of the friendships we've formed through these blogs.
Warm hugs and sweet dreams of your mama to you!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Someone asked me if I'd move to Texas if my children moved there (not happening at the moment), and I immediately thought of you, and thought it would be nice to live near Laurel! Happy, Happy Birthday. I so love your work, and I wish you a magnificent year!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Well aside from having blonde hair, in real life we look quite different. I think what makes us look alike in this photo is the joy we felt on meeting in person.

Thank you. One day we'll meet. That will be fun. :-)


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary,

I have been thinking of my Mama today. Warm hugs to you. We are like sisters in art! Someday you must come to Toronto, or maybe we'll meet in Nova Scotia.


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, I only just saw this post. Thank you so much for thinking of me and for posting this nice photo of us.
It was lovely to see it unexpectedly and to be reminded of our joyous evening together in your home, surrounded by your colourful, beautiful paintings! It sure was fun.
And yes, you're right, I have always liked the fact that my birthday happens to be on the first day of Spring.
Thank you, my dear friend. I send you lots of love from a still chilly London, Liza

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Happy Birthday month, year. It was a wonderful night. It was so nice to meet Hubert and your son. And I think it was Steven's birthday party,
which was so lovely with you there.

I send you lots of love from still chilly Toronto. :-)

Hope I see you soon!


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